Ensemble music course for young woodwind, brass and percussion students
The course is aimed toward students in primary and secondary school with the intention of bringing them closer together through group lessons and the immediate use of wind and percussion instruments, typical from the musical band tradition.
Combining the students and involving them in team games are the driving force and fundamental principles of the project, with an ensured efficacy in creating new stimuli for learning.

GOALS
The course proposes a first approach to the practice of ensemble music with typical wind and percussion instruments from the band tradition. Through collective teaching and the immediate use of the instruments, the young students will not only learn how to play an instrument from the very first lessons, but they will also know how to coordinate themselves in relation to the group, creating a veritable band in this fashion.

STRUCTURE OF THE COURSE
During the first part of the project, the students will be presented with the opportunity to try all of the instruments, made available by the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole, and they will be able to choose, keeping the instructor’s indications in mind, the instrument that they like the most and demonstrate the greatest potential.
At the end of the trial weeks, the professors will hold an individual meeting with the parents in which the professors will explain which instruments their child(ren) had shown the greatest potential. The families will then provide their child(ren) with an instrument rental and acquire the necessary materials as indicated by the professors.
Proceeding to the next phase, the students will truly begin the approach to instrumental practice, creating a small “band”, in which the method book “Accent on Achievement” will be utilized in the “ORCHESTRANDO” project promoted by Yamaha: the students will learn to perform exercises and brief musical pieces, starting from the recognition of one sound and gradually increasing the level of difficulty.
The enthusiasm that this method generates and the desire to play together makes it possible to truly experience team work, in which everyone will participate in realizing a common goal, leaving nobody feeling excluded.
The project has the possibility to organize collaborative projects with other courses or educational institutions who have a similar educational course offering.

PROFESSORS
Giulia Fidenti and Giada Moretti (Expert professors with the “Orchestrando” Certificate given by Yamaha).

ATTENDANCE
15 collective band meetings with the duration of 1 hour and 30 minutes, to be held at the Scuola di Musica di Fiesole on Saturday mornings. 5 collective lessons with the expert professor of the instrument: during the collective instrument lessons the professor will help guide the students through their studies, following the method book “Accent on Achievement”.
The course will repeat during the academic year in two modules: module I from October 2019 to January 2020, module II from February to June 2020 (it is possible to attend both courses).
Starting date of module I: Saturday 5 October 2019 at 11:00.

INFO
For info: Segreteria didattica tel 055/5978527 e-mai This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
(Hours: mon, tue, thur, fri 12-14 – 15-18 wed 9.30-12 – 15-18)

FEES
Single fee for each module: 150,00 €
The course will be activated once a minimum of 10 students have been successfully enrolled.